North Korea Threatens to Attack U.S. with Nuclear Missiles

On Thursday, North Korea vowed that it would launch a pre-emptive nuclear attack against the United States, according to The Associated Press. An unnamed spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of Pyongyang said that the North is going to exercise its right for “a preemptive nuclear attack to destroy t...

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Thousands of Dead Pigs Found in Shanghai River

Thousands of dead pigs have been pulled from a river near Shanghai this past week, which has raised concerns over the water supply, according to The Associated Press.

“Well, since there supposedly is no problem in drinking this water, please forward this message, if you agree, to ask Shang...

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VIDEO: Sink Hole in China Devours Man Alive

Apparently China has the same kind of problems as Florida – that lonely sinking feeling when the world opens up and swallows you down. This video was originally posted on youku, shows a sinkhole open abruptly in Zhechen China, devouring a hapless security guard, who also tragically died shortly aft...

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Two Men Killed in Shanghai by New Strain of Bird Flu

A strain of avian flu never before seen in humans has killed two men in Shanghai, according to ABC News. A woman who contracted the same strain, H7N9, is in critical condition, according to a statement from the National Health and Family Planning Commission of China.

The commission said it i...

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119 Die in Chinese Poultry Factory Fire

A poultry processing plant in China ignited amidst explosions, resulting in a fire that has killed at least 119 people, this Monday – one of the worst factory disasters the country has seen in years. What caused the fire is uncertain, but it is believed that many of these deaths could have been av...

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China Mobile and Apple Contracts: A Go For iPhone

 

A long awaited agreement between Apple and China Mobile was announced Monday bringing the iPhone to China Mobile, the worlds largest phone company. The iPhone is currently available in China but is carried by two smaller carriers. After this new deal the smartphone will connect wi...

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The Business Environment Has Changed

Masanobu Nakamura, a spokesman for Meiji Holdings Inc., a Japanese dairy-products company says, “The reality is harsh: It’s hard to make a profit in the market.” After a 2010 outbreak of foot and mouth disease the country kept their import ban in place. “The business environment changed,...

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China Handles their Aging Boomers by Raising Retirement Age

Bingo and Casinos? Not yet. Just past middle aged chinese will have to shoulder the burden of being the majority-share of the workforce in the economy for a few years longer. Retirement age is on the rise. As the workforce in China continues on its trend and carries on shrinking, policy makers ther...

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Walmart Donkey Meat Recall

Wal-Mart has reported in a statement that the store will be offering compensation to its customers. According to Bloomberg News, the world’s largest retailer said it will be adding DNA testing to the meat it sells in China after a recall from suppliers that revealed donkey meat. According to the ...

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Chinese Provinces are Setting Lower Growth Targets

A province is the highest level administrative division. There are 34 such divisions, they are classified as 22 provinces, 4 municipalities, 5 autonomous regions, 2 Special Administrative Regions, and the claimed Taiwan Province. Every province has a Communist Party of China provincial committee, h...

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Latham & Watkins Hires Top Finance Partner in Hong Kong

 

Global law firm Latham & Watkins LLP announced bolstering of their China practice with the hiring of Howard Lam, a partner with a ...

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Meat Cleaver Wielding Robber gets Laughed at by Bank’s Teller


Robber gets nothing but laughs after he shows a bank teller a meat cleaver in a busy Chinese bank. In Zhoujiazui, China, a video that has gone viral, shows a would-be robber trying to rob a bank by slamming a giant mea...

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